Event Readies Kids From Low-Income Families For School
More than 900 backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away to school children from low-income families on Saturday, Aug. 10 at the 19th annual Backpacks and Breakfast event put on by Northern Kentucky Harvest.
The event will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 11 a.m. in Goebel Park at Fifth and Philadelphia streets in Covington’s MainStrasse. Participants typically begin lining up for backpacks as early as 6:30 a.m.
Backpacks and Breakfast is open to qualified families in Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties with children in kindergarten through 12th grade. The backpacks filled with new grade-specific school supplies will be given away on a first-come, first served basis to low-income families. Parents should bring a photo I.D. for themselves, Social Security or medical cards for their children and a recent (within 30 days) piece of mail with their name and address on it for proof of residence.
Northern Kentucky Harvest is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that collects food, clothing and other supplies for food banks and other organizations that serve low-income families in Northern Kentucky.
To contribute, make checks out to Northern Kentucky Harvest, c/o Be Concerned, 714 Washington St., Covington, Ky., 41011. All donations are tax deductible.
For more information or to volunteer, contact Paul Gottbrath at (859) 750-2813 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Backpacks and Breakfast At-A-Glance
What: Northern Kentucky Harvest’s 19th Annual Backpacks and Breakfast, largest backpack and school supply giveaway in Northern Kentucky.
When: Saturday, Aug. 10, 2017, 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
Where: Goebel Park, 5th and Philadelphia streets, Covington, Ky.
Who: Open to students from low-income families in kindergarten through 12th grade from Kenton, Campbell and Boone counties. Some 900 students will receive new backpacks filled with new grade-specific school supplies distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Requirements: Parents should bring a photo I.D. for themselves, Social Security or medical cards for their children and a recent piece of mail with their name on it for proof of residence. Children do not have to be present in order to receive a backpack.